Monday, 3 December 2018

Happy anniversary hubs!!!

Today is our 18th anniversary! Well, after 2 kids and a furkid, I sure hoped that our love would keep going strong until the day we die........

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Nyc Nat Nook X'mas Giveaway

WIN! Nyc Nat Nook’s First Christmas Giveaway!

Christmas is just around the corner and in the spirit of giving, Nyc Nat Nook has FIVE premium gifts worth at least RM50 each up for grabs! This giveaway is from December 1st to 20th 2018!

Five winners will be selected randomly and must meet the criteria set. Each winner will receive their preferred gift. Easy peasy lemon squeezy, right?!!!

Giveaway ends at 11.59pm on 20th December and winners will be announced on 22nd December 2018. All winners must be able to collect their gifts at Nyc Nat Nook.

Giveaway is only available via Facebook so for more details, please go to the Facebook page:

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

MPOV: Teppan Tsen

My rating: 3/5
Location: TK-9 Third Floor, Atria Shopping Gallery

This place is always packed so we just had to try lah when it wasn't as packed that day.

Our late lunch platters:
Mutton Set RM18.70
Chawan Mushi RM2.75
Edamame RM2.75
Ebi Curry Rice RM16.50
2 glasses of Green Tea RM3.20
6% service tax RM2.63
Total bill amounts to RM46.55

Overall, nothing to shout about but great to fill the hungry tummy. Thankfully my prawns were fresh and not fluffed with thick tempura powder! I've actually preferred hub's mutton which was tender and tastefully cooked. A great place for a nice Japanese meal with affordable pricing.

Monday, 26 November 2018

MPOV: Kim-Zen

My rating: 3/5
Location: T05 Third Floor, Atria Shopping Gallery
Type: non-halal

This restaurant looks exclusive but when we saw the menu, it's actually affordable.
So here's a simple lunch set we had the other day:
Steam rice with chicken leg RM9.40
Steam rice with minced pork RM9.40
Spare rib soup RM7.30
2 glasses of plain water RM2.20
10% service charge RM2.67
So total bill was RM30.95

Overall, it was a satisfying and fulfilling meal. The food was tasty enough and the portion was big in my books. I actually liked the fact that the rice was steamed hence the healthy feeling ya... do note for steamed rice it takes a while to be served.

Other than that, for the pricing at a mall, it was okay except for the plain water which cost RM1.10 per glass. I do hope it's 'diamond water' since it's so expensive LOL! Plus with the 'atas' feel and air-conditioned, it's nice for a family meal here.

Friday, 23 November 2018

CSM: Nyc Nat Nook is closed for this weekend

Please take note that we are closed this weekend and will reopen on 26th November 2018. It's the weekend we balik kampung ya...

If you have any inquiries, please send us an email or Facebook DM us :-) Thank you for your kind understanding.


Saturday, 17 November 2018

CSM: MDDB Adoption Drive

Adopt a furkid and never, ever buy one!
For more info, please visit their Facebook page below:

Thursday, 15 November 2018

MPOV: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

My rating: 4/5
IMDb rating: 7.9/10
Released: November 15th, 2018
Director: David Yates
Casts: Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler
Category: PG-13, fantasy film

At the end of the first film, the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody again and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards and witches up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

The above from Wikipedia.

I've read many poor reviews prior to watching this movie and naturally, I've thwarted it. In fact, this movie turned out to be more entertaining and kept me on my toes! Overall, it's filled with dialogues mostly, being British and all. Aside from the wand actions, there were some funny moments and definitely, I was surprised at the end! Who would have thought that would occur? JK Rowling is at her element best and I can't wait for the 3rd one coming on November 20th, 2020! Btw, she confirmed there'll be 5 in total ya!!!

The movie itself was seamlessly CGI except for the starting when the shots were too closed-up. Other than that, perfect setting, perfect background. I was delighted Professor McGonagall appeared briefly, assuming that's Minerva's relative since she's too young to be teaching then. Depp made an impressive Grindelwald and Law a charismatic Dumbledore. Both definitely made a great pair! Even Nagini was so realistic!

Some say it's messy and some say it's boring. Well, if you prefer action-packed then this is not for you. This is a magic infused, drama plotted British Potterverse! The 'revelio' at the end was thoroughly unexpected and I hoped the third movie would shed some 'lumos'!

MPOV: A Gentleman's Honor (Bastion Club #2)

My rating: 4/5
Goodreads rating: 4/5
First published: September 2003
Author: Stephanie Laurens
Genre: Historical romance

This is book 2 of the Bastion Club series which centres on one of the eligible bachelors, Anthony Blake who is Viscount Torrington. Having met Alicia Carrington in an unusual way, he seemed taken with her and always finding ways to be of her acquaintance. Alicia, on the other hand, is too busy launching her sister into the ton by masquerading as a widow. Embroiled in a murder mystery, Tony took the opportunity to deepen their friendship and eventually led Alicia to being his lover. Alicia has more to lose especially with her being a fraud in the ton and her family penniless. Her only hope is for her sister to marry well before she quickly goes into hiding and leaving even Tony behind!

This is my first Laurens and I've thoroughly enjoyed it overall. She wrote it astride with the regency's customary prose. BUT at the start, I did find Alicia's indecisive 'Tony... Torrington' paraphrase annoying! Thankfully it stopped and midway onward, the story was more bearable with the much anticipated ending. There were some flaws here and there but overall an entertaining read.

I can never understand though at the start why Tony is fully clothed while Alicia is near naked during their sexual tryst. I just felt it a little unfair, I know it's just a novel but always portraying female naked whilst the male counterpart is fully clothed annoys me! When they are finally in a bedroom, then the male counterpart gets naked, jeez! This is not the first one I've encountered ya...

Anyway, as with most romance novels, it may be predictable at times as we were lead in one direction but it was creatively plotted and turned the other way which I did find entertaining. Nicely written, now I'm hoping to read the rest of the Bastion Club's series.

Here are some of the snippets which boggled me:
Stiletto - I kept imagining it as a women's high heel shoes. Didn't know it's also another word for knife.

A new word in my book:
Escritoire - a small writing desk with drawers and compartments


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